Jake Faria
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Simply put, Faria is not as good as he was in 2017 nor is he as bad as he was in 2018. The advanced metrics show Faria was a bit out over his skis in 2017, but they also show he was not as bad as the 2018 surface stats look. He had a major oblique injury that washed away a good chunk of his season, but he was not pitching well in advance of that injury. Faria struggled to strand runners and gave up too many free passes. He's a unique pitcher in that his best pitch is his changeup, so he needs to get ahead early to get to it. He struggled with fastball command last year and pitched behind in too many counts, which is why we saw his fastball utilization jump seven percentage points. Bad things will happen when your below-average fastball is overused. He is one that will benefit from the opener strategy, as it will reduce exposure of his mediocre repertoire within a game. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in 2011 that includes a $150,000 signing bonus.
Demoted to Triple-A
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
June 17, 2019
Faria allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two over 1.1 scoreless innings Monday against the Yankees. He was optioned to Triple-A Durham after the game, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Faria made it through Monday's outing unscathed, but the Rays have elected to send him down, likely for a fresh arm. A corresponding move has yet to be announced.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .206 255 51 47 42 7 2 4
Since 2017vs Right .253 407 88 19 95 22 1 17
2019vs Left .100 11 3 1 1 1 0 0
2019vs Right .417 13 2 1 5 1 0 1
2018vs Left .250 123 24 25 24 5 2 2
2018vs Right .247 158 26 8 36 9 0 7
2017vs Left .173 121 24 21 17 1 0 2
2017vs Right .248 236 60 10 54 12 1 9
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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ERA at Home
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Since 2017Home 3.53 1.18 74.0 6 4 0 8.0 3.6 1.1
Since 2017Away 4.77 1.40 83.0 3 4 0 7.9 3.9 1.3
2019Home 2.25 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 6.8 2.3 2.3
2019Away 0.00 3.00 1.1 0 0 0 13.5 6.8 0.0
2018Home 4.30 1.36 29.1 3 2 0 8.3 4.6 1.2
2018Away 6.31 1.49 35.2 1 2 0 5.8 4.5 1.3
2017Home 3.10 1.06 40.2 3 2 0 8.0 3.1 0.9
2017Away 3.72 1.28 46.0 2 2 0 9.4 3.3 1.4
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Stat Review
How does Jake Faria compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
94.5 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
86.5 mph
Spin Rate
1930 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Rays pitchers not named Chris Archer are rather boring to write up because they are all the same guy. Fastballs up, changeups down and a breaking ball to keep the hitters off balance. Faria followed that same tried and true recipe last season, first at Triple-A Durham and then at the major-league level before an abdominal strain ended his time in the rotation in September. His statistical profile, with all of its plusses and minuses, is very much like Jake Odorizzi’s. He will get strikeouts (8.7 K/9 last season), he will allow some home runs (1.14 HR/9) and likely deliver an ERA on the north side of 3.50. Now that Alex Cobb is gone, this is the best changeup on the roster and he has been deadly against lefties due to it. Now, he just needs a better breaking ball to help neutralize righties who combined to hit nine of the 11 homers against Faria last season.
Faria started 13 games apiece at Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham, putting together a 5-10 record that belied a much better overall performance. The 23-year-old generated a 1-6 record in the former stop, but held opponents to a .211 average over 83.1 innings. He was promoted in late June despite the unsightly win-loss tally and validated that move by excelling at the higher level, upping his record to 4-4 at Durham while giving up only 46 hits and whiffing 64 in 67.2 innings. His slight first-half hiccup in 2016 aside, the right-hander's ascent through the Rays' organization has been impressive. The 23-year-old brings plenty of strikeout upside (three minor league stints with double-digit K/9 rates) and solid control, making him a prospect to watch for fantasy purposes. A bit more seasoning at the Triple-A level is likely necessary, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Faria with the big league club at some point in 2017.
In a farm system headlined by several well-known pitching prospects, Faria is under the radar. That said, his profile is similar to that of Taylor Guerrieri and Brent Honeywell, and after pitching 75.1 innings at Double-A Montgomery last year, Faria has more experience in the upper levels than Guerrieri and Honeywell combined. The 6-foot-4 righty has a big fastball and a good changeup that allowed him to post a 2.51 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 96 strikeouts in 75.1 innings last season in the Southern League. That performance followed a 74.1-inning run at High-A where he allowed just 11 earned runs (1.33 ERA). As always, with Rays pitching prospects the tricky thing is determining when they will reach the big leagues, and in Faria’s case, if the curveball will be good enough to profile as a useful third pitch against big league hitters. Don’t look for him to debut until 2017, at which point he could have established himself as a top-50 prospect.
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Back in majors
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
June 15, 2019
Faria was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 21, 2019
Faria was optioned to Triple-A Durham, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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Called up by Rays
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 20, 2019
Faria was called up by the Rays on Saturday.
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Starting season in minors
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 10, 2019
Faria was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
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Inching toward roster spot
PTampa Bay Rays  AAA
March 9, 2019
Faria, who is likely competing with Jalen Beeks for the final bullpen spot, allowed two earned runs on five hits across two innings in a 5-5 Grapefruit League tie with the Twins on Friday. He struck out one.
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